The Wait is Over! Toy Story Land Opens this Weekend

Toy Story Land opening June 30th 2018 at Disney's Hollywood Studios (Photo: Disney Parks Blog)

Toy Story Land is just days away from opening on Saturday, June 30, and Tickets at Work has the best ticket deals to enjoy all the new attractions soon to be unveiled at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

With TicketsatWork, you can save on tickets to Toy Story Land and enjoy a wonderful experience with Woody, Jessie, Buzz, Slinky Dog, Green Army Men and other Toy Story characters.

Inspired by the Toy Story films, the highly-anticipated toy-filled land covers eleven acres, featuring two all-new attractions and one expanded favorite. Guests will whoosh along on a family-friendly roller coaster, take a spin with flying saucers in toy spaceships and score high on the midway.

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With great adventures for kids and grown-ups alike, now is the time to make plans to visit Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Celebrate Pixar’s famous movies and all the terrific new attractions at Toy Story Land.

Here’s a quick peek at what you can expect when you visit the new Toy Story Land:

Slinky Dog Dash Roller Coaster
The Slinky Dog Dash coaster will delight riders of all ages as you twist around curves, hills, bridges and drops in this coaster-style attraction. Riders will zip around and above Toy Story Land, soaking up panoramic views of all that the new land has to offer.

Alien Swirling Saucers
Families at Toy Story Land can to take a spin on Alien Swirling Saucers, a galactic play set. Here, adorable little green aliens swirl about in their flying saucers with guests in tow in their rocket ship toys, while “The Claw” hangs overhead.

Toy Story Mania!
At Toy Story Mania, guests ride and blast moving targets at this midway-style, 4D shootin’ game starring some of Toy Story’s favorite characters. Recently updated with a third track, the popular attraction will put even more guests in the carnival playset action taking aim at 3D objects – using everything from baseballs to cream pies – in a variety of whimsical, fast-paced games.

Woody’s Lunch Box
When it’s time for on-the-go refreshments, Woody’s Lunch Box serves up tasty meals and old-fashioned soda floats from a walk-up window in a setting surrounded by Andy’s favorite toys and a giant vintage thermos.

This summer, get ready to play big in the brand new land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios!

By: Jeff Hyatt

Top 10 Tony-Winning Shows to See Now

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There’s no better time than now to see the best of Broadway. New York theater offers a wide range of options for all tastes and preferences – many of which have nabbed coveted Tony Awards during their runs. Discover these 10 shows on Broadway that have won Tony Awards – it’s show time!

Angels in America
This year, Angels in America took home Best Revival of a Play, Best Actor in a Play and Best Featured Actor in a Play. The show by Tony Kushner takes place in two parts, and tickets must be purchased separately for each show. Though the storyline in full takes around four hours to complete, the timeless pathos and ethos of this script prove why it won Best Revival in 2018. Run – don’t walk – to the Neil Simon Theatre to catch Angels in America, starring Tony Award winners Nathan Lane and Andrew Garfield.

The Band’s Visit
“Welcome to Nowhere!” Winner of Best Musical, The Band’s Visit finds inspiration from the 2007 film of the same name. Receiving the most Tony Award wins of any show this season, The Band’s Visit explores the intersection of two diverse cultures when an Egyptian band gets lost in the middle of the dessert in the tiny Israeli town of Betah Tikva. Helmed by Tony winners Katrina Lenk, Ari’el Stachel and Tony Shalhoub, this beautiful show celebrates the way music brings us together.

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel
Winner of Best Choreography for Justin Peck and Best Featured Actress in a Musical for Lindsay Mendez, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel brings the classic musical back to the stage through a new lens. Lovers of the Golden Age of Broadway will rejoice as they witness Peck’s magnificent and ethereal choreography come to life and see a legendary story revived in New York.

Once On this Island
Parables of love and resilience are always relevant, no matter the year. In 2018, this idea rings true, notably with the Tony Award-winning revival of Once On This Island. The one-act musical explores the tale of Ti Moune, a young, island-dwelling peasant girl whose life spins out of control when she saves the life of one of the island’s richest inhabitants. Follow as this powerful production – staged in the round – pulls at your heartstrings as the gods of the island help Ti Moune find her way.

SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical
There’s a reason this 2017-premiering musical garnered 12 Tony nominations. SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical crafts an imaginative retelling of the beloved cartoon with poignant themes, magnificent pageantry and clever stage design. Plus, each song from this show features a different author of gigantic acclaim, including: John Legend, Sara Bareilles and Cyndi Lauper, to name three. (David Zinn took home Best Scenic Design for his remarkable reimagining of Bikini Bottom on a theatrical stage.)

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
In 2014, Jessie Mueller received the Tony Award for her portrayal of Carole King in this two-time Tony-winning musical (the second going to Sound Design). As its title suggests, this show explores the fascinating, inspiring, and – at times – tumultuous life and career of legendary singer-songwriter Carole King. For over four years, this story of overcoming the odds and pursuing one’s passion has delighted longtime fans of King – and newcomers to her tunes. Looking for a toe-tapping, ear-pleasing musical? This one’s for you.

The Book of Mormon
The Book of Mormon is known across the globe for its raunchy humor and plot lines. This musical, penned by the minds behind the acclaimed television series South Park, won Best Musical in 2011 – among numerous other nods, like Best Book, Best Original Score and Best Direction of a Musical. The story has stood the test of time, selling out nightly on Broadway seven years after it landed those coveted awards.

Come From Away
On September 11, 2001, tragedy struck America – and one particular community in Canada responded with an outpouring of love and hospitality to thousands of stranded travelers. Come From Away unearths that story of Gander, Newfoundland, and its selfless community members who offered up their homes, belongings and hearts to house those travelers whose planes were grounded after the attacks of 9/11. Winner of Best Director for Christopher Ashley last year, Come From Away weaves a tale of emotion and truth that should not be missed.

Hello, Dolly!
“Put on your Sunday clothes” and see the 2017 winner of Best Revival of a Musical, Hello, Dolly!, before it closes this fall. Currently starring Broadway legend Bernadette Peters in the seminal role of Dolly Levi, this revival brings back that classic “Golden Age of Musicals” pizzazz, complete with magnificent costumes, remarkable vocals and unreal choreography – including the iconic “Waiter’s Gallop.”

Kinky Boots
A message of staying true to your own heart and embracing your genuine passions. Is there a better show for 2018? Kinky Boots – Best Musical of 2013 – takes the narrative explored in the film of the same name and expands it into an all-out rock ’n’ roll concert, with music written by Grammy Award and Tony Award winner, Cyndi Lauper.

By Amy Sapp

5 Ways to Celebrate the First Day of Summer

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Today marks the first official day of summer! Now that we finally get to wear our flip-flops and swim suits, let’s plan to make the most of our summer fun. TicketsatWork has incredible summertime savings to get your sun-filled adventures underway. Here’s how to celebrate the new season!

1. Make a splash at the country’s best water parks
Summertime definitely means water park season is here. TicketatWork offers ticket savings for awesome water parks coast to coast. Be sure to check out all the water parks we offer, but here is a quick look at some of the great savings:

Adventure Island (Tampa Bay, FL) –  Save 15%
Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon – Save on tickets
Wet ‘n’ Wild (Phoenix, AZ) – Save over 40%
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor (Jackson, NJ) – Save up to 20%
White Water Bay (Oklahoma City, OK) – Save over 30%
Raging Waters (Los Angeles, CA) – Save 30%
Nashville Shores Water Park (Hermitage, TN) – Save over 35%

2. Go on a road trip
Nothing beats a good, old-fashioned summer road trip. From the mountains to the beaches, the big cities to the small towns, packing up the car and heading out into the great wide open for a new adventure is a bona fide summertime tradition.

No matter if you are on a road trip, or flying off on a family getaway and need transportation at your destination, Tickets at Work has super savings up to 25% nationwide for four different car rental services.

Type in your pick-up location, select the desired dates and check all the options and excellent discounts from Hertz, Dollar, Enterprise, and National.

3. Experience new thrills at theme parks nationwide
The theme parks are certainly going to be jumping with activity during summer. What better time to check out all the new rides, and all your longtime favorites? TicketsatWork.com is your top spot for ticket discounts to all the best theme parks across the U.S.

SeaWorld Orlando
Florida Resident: Save over 65%
Experience awe-inspiring shows, one-of-a-kind attractions and up-close animal interactions. New rides include Kraken Unleashed. This re-imagined coaster features new VR technology designed to put you in a dazzling digital reality landscape.

Universal Orlando
Buy 3 Days, Get 2 Days Free
Take your vacation to the next level at Universal Orlando Resort™, which is filled with three amazing theme parks – Universal Studios Florida™, Universal’s Islands of Adventure™ and Universal’s Volcano Bay™ water theme park.

Disneyland® California
Save up to 15%!
How about a trek out west to sunny California? Enjoy a fun-filled day at Disneyland® California. Be sure to check out Pixar Fest, the biggest Pixar celebration ever to come to Disney Parks, brings guests together to celebrate friendship and beyond for a limited time, now through Sept. 3, 2018.

Hersheypark
Save over 20%
A fantastic family theme park located in Derry Township, Pennsylvania, Hersheypark® is a wonderful place for summer fun with the whole family. The 110-acre, clean and green theme park features more than 65 rides and attractions. It features 11 thrilling roller coasters and 20 rides designed just for the kids, plus live daily entertainment, and plenty of games-food-shops, and much more.

4. Enjoy a scoop or two of ice cream
Let’s pause for a moment to talk about how nice it is to enjoy a scoop or two of your favorite ice cream on a hot, summer day. So in between all the summertime fun, make sure to slow down and have some ice cream with family and friends.

5. Explore the outdoors
It’s summertime, so being outdoors to enjoy the sun and Mother Nature should be at the top of the to-do list. For our friends looking to add some outdoor adventure to their summertime itinerary, TicketsatWork has a wealth of exciting sightseeing tours for city exploration and many terrific physical activities to liven up your summer days.

If you’re looking to get to know the big town in Texas a little better, try the Dallas CityPASS® and discover Dallas’ best attractions for one great price. Save up to 45% on the pass, covers admission to the city’s four top attractions, including the Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Garden and the Dallas Zoo.

If you’re visiting Boston, why not beat the heat with Sourced Adventures and enjoy a Boston River Tubing & Brewery day trip. Save 20% and experience hit a fun, 3-hour river float with friends.

While in Boston, why not hop aboard for a sightseeing trip around the historic town via the Boston Old Town Trolley Tour. Featuring 20 stops, the tour allows you to explore at your own pace as you hop on and off the trolley. Highlights of the tour include New England Aquarium/Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Beacon Hill/Boston Common, Fenway Park, and so many more. Save up to 20%!

Let’s head south to Miami, FL, where you can cruise through glamorous South Beach on the Miami Art Deco Segway Tour or embark on a bike ride on beautiful Key Biscayne Island, a natural oasis with perfect bikeways and pristine beaches.

Add some pizazz to those lazy days of summer with a special getaway to experience a cool tour, fun theme park or sight-seeing adventure. Happy summer!

By: Jeff Hyatt

Win a Trip to Universal Orlando Resort at SHRM 2018 with TicketsatWork

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To celebrate our clients and promote the benefits of taking vacation, TicketsatWork will run an exciting sweepstakes at SHRM 2018 in partnership with Universal Orlando Resort™.  Attendees will have three chances to win a 4-day, 3-night getaway for two to Universal Orlando Resort. The trip will include airfare, lodging and 3-Day Park-to-Park admission passes to Universal’s theme parks.

For a chance to win, SHRM attendees can enter the Universal Orlando Resort and TicketsatWork #FUNatWork Sweepstakes on Sunday, June 17, Monday, June 18, and Tuesday, June 19 by having their badge scanned by a TicketsatWork representative.

A winner will be randomly selected at the end of each conference day and contacted by a TicketsatWork employee via email. The sooner entrants get their badge scanned, the better their chances of winning, as the entries will accumulate throughout the conference! Click here for official sweepstakes rules.